LONDON, May 14th, 2010 – GreenRoad, a leader in driver safety and efficiency, today announced that Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions (BBUS) is deploying GreenRoad’s 360TM service across its commercial fleet of 1,400 vehicles to reduce driver risk and improve fuel efficiency.
Several BBUS depots already use GreenRoad’s 360 service and have seen a 60% reduction in risk and up to 10% in fuel savings. BBUS is now rolling out GreenRoad across its entire commercial fleet of LCVs and HGVs as well as a number of company cars.
BBUS first started using GreenRoad 360 in late 2008 in conjunction with FSG Riskmaster. The deployment is part of Balfour Beatty’s Zero Harm initiative to create a working environment with zero risk to the public, zero risk of fatality or serious injury to the workforce, and zero risk of long-term health damage.
“Our fuel bill was £12million last year. So a 10% reduction using GreenRoad represents significant savings at the pump,” said Brent Mitchell, Head of Support Services, BBUS. “Also, many of our clients are under pressure to show how they are reducing their carbon footprint. GreenRoad 360 helps us deliver on our commitments to our clients about occupational road risk while helping our clients meet their sustainability targets.”
GreenRoad 360’s proactive feedback empowers individuals to make their driving safer and more fuel-efficient. The service includes a small LED display in the cab to give drivers real-time feedback about their driving skills with green, amber and red lights to indicate the severity of driving manoeuvres. Drivers and fleet managers can also review more detailed analysis and insight into individual driver and fleet-wide driving behaviour through GreenRoad’s suite of online applications.
“GreenRoad 360 ensures we continue to reduce incidents as part of our Zero Harm initiative,” said Dave Washbourne, driver risk project manager for BBUS. “In addition, the integrated mapping function ensures our company assets are better protected, allowing for intervention in the attempt of a theft. This increases the chance for vehicle recovery, and the added security results in lower insurance premiums.”
“BBUS’s decision to rollout GreenRoad’s service across 1400 vehicles is testament to the impressive safety, ROI and fuel savings results BBUS has already achieved with GreenRoad,” said Aidan Rowsome, general manager, GreenRoad EMEA. “With this new three year contract, BBUS is not simply talking about corporate responsibility, but making it a reality with a safer, cleaner environment for employees, clients and the wider public.”
BBUS is an operating company of Balfour Beatty, a world-class engineering, construction, services and investment business. BBUS is one of the UK’s leading utility solution providers, with a strong position in international markets. It works across the water, wastewater, gas and power industries, providing a range of services that contribute to the maintenance and provision of essential utility assets. BBUS partners include blue chip clients such as United Utilities, National Grid and Yorkshire Water.
GreenRoad provides a single, comprehensive telematics solution to both change driver behavior and manage fleet performance and efficiency. Its solution engages drivers directly for meaningful, lasting behavior change. At the same time, fleet tracking, mapping and reporting help fleets optimize their daily and strategic operations. To GreenRoad customers this means increased safety and customer satisfaction and reduced operating costs for a clear competitive advantage.
Dr. Ursula Ron
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